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See South Misissippia s Miss Mississippi 2017 contestants compete in opening round

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:35:26 GMT

Miss Heart of Dixie Allison Judge of Ocean Springs does the 'dab' with her Magnolia Princesses after her talent performance on Wednesday, June 21, the first of three nights of preliminary competition in the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg. Miss Heart of Dixie Allison Judge of Ocean Springs does the 'dab' with her Magnolia Princesses after her talent performance on Wednesday, June 21, the first of three nights of preliminary competition in the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg.




A Shooting - and the Civil Rights Movement Changes Course

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:55 GMT

Hit the dirt! The cry came 51 years ago today, at 4:15 p.m. on June 6, 1966, just before three shotgun blasts exploded from the bushes along Highway 51 near Hernando, Mississippi. Two of the rounds found their target: James Meredith, a 32-year-old black law student who had the day before embarked on a protest march from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi.




More

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:47:14 GMT

Finding a place to rent isn't always the easiest task. Newly released information reveals Mississippi isn't the most affordable but is not the most expensive.




The 10 Greatest NFL Players From the State of Mississippi

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:45:17 GMT

Aug 6, 2016; Canton, OH, USA; Former Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre stands with his bust during the 2016 NFL Hall of Fame enshrinement at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The greatest NFL players from every state returns to the deep south.




Source: WLBT

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:38:43 GMT

It's the start of summer, and time for fun in the sun. Some great adventures, from camping to fishing, can be found not far from your home at Mississippi state parks.




Tropical Storm Cindy: Drenching rains, flood threat on coast

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:20:44 GMT

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Lee Smithson, warns of a serious threat of flooding along the Gulf Coast from heavy rain bands predicted to fall out from Tropical Storm Cindy, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at MEMA headquarters in Pearl, Miss. A number of Mississippi communities are handing out sandbags as rain threatened low-lying areas along rivers and bayous.




Jameil Clark Jameil Lee Clark Jameil Clark Appellant v. State of Mississippi Appellee

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:41:39 GMT

JAMEIL CLARK A/K/A JAMEIL LEE CLARK A/K/A JAMEIL L. CLARK APPELLANT v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI APPELLEE BEFORE IRVING, P.J., CARLTON AND WESTBROOKS, JJ.ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: CYNTHIA ANN STEWART ATTORNEY FOR APPELLEE: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BY: BILLY L. GORE TRIAL COURT DISPOSITION: DENIED MOTION FOR POSTCONVICTION RELIEF A 1. Jameil Clark was indicted for aggravated assault in the Circuit Court of Hinds County.




Trent Lotta s bass voice to join others at Bibletonesa Annual Homecoming concert

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:13:45 GMT

For 45 years, the Bibletones quartet has been sharing gospel music with South Mississippi and the rest of the world. The quartet's 45th Annual Homecoming will be held at 6 p.m. June 24 at the Lyman Community Center, 13472 U.S. 49, Gulfport.




Pair face federal charges in Mississippi pawn shop killings

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:16:38 GMT

A 38-year-old-man and a woman already facing state charges over three deaths during a Mississippi robbery now face federal charges. Joshua Garcia, of Vancleave, pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday to robbery, discharging a firearm causing the murder of three individuals, and being a felon in possession of a gun.




Consumer Alert: Staying weather aware, avoiding scams this hurricane season

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:18:53 GMT

With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season underway, Attorney General Jim Hood urges Mississippians to make provisions for possible tropical storms and hurricanes in the upcoming months. Hurricanes and tropical storms can bring storm surges, flooding, and high winds.




The Latest: Cindy could bring life-threatening flash floods

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:34 GMT

Bill and Leslie O'Brien of Vancleave, Miss., fill sandbags on Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Harrison County Road Department in Gulfport, Miss., for a friend in preparation for expected heavy rains later this week from a tropical system developing in the Gulf of Mexico. less Bill and Leslie O'Brien of Vancleave, Miss., fill sandbags on Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Harrison County Road Department in Gulfport, Miss., for a friend in preparation for expected heavy rains later this ... more A pedestrian keeps himself dry as he crosses Howard Avenue in the rain in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday, June 20, 2017.




The Latest: Flooding feared from Cindy in Mississippi

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:40:59 GMT

Larry Godfrey, who owns the Escatawpa Hollow Campground on the Mississippi-Alabama state line, says the Escatawpa River is already high from rainfall, and he expects his campground will flood. National Weather Service forecasters are warning of the possibility of more than 10 inches of rain for an area between Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama, by Friday morning.




Missing teen girls spotted in south Mississippi; K-9 units lose their tracks in the rain, police say

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:40:58 GMT

Two teenage girls from Alabama and Mississippi were spotted in Greene County, Mississippi, according to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. GCSO Chief Deputy Brad Warrick said that Claudia Landrum, 16, from Washington, Alabama and Kaelyn Smith, 17, from Greene, Mississippi, were spotted at the Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church at the intersection of Union Road and Brewertown Road on Monday night.




Nix competing this week in Miss Mississippi pageant

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:20:26 GMT

By Rita Howell Though she's not representing Batesville, officially, Charley Ann Nix will have plenty of hometown supporters pulling for her as she competes this weekend in the Miss Mississippi pageant. Last fall Nix won the Miss DeSoto County Pageant, which qualified her to advance to the Miss Mississippi competition in Vicksburg.




Tropical storm Bret forms in Atlantic; 2nd system in Gulf sparks warning for Louisiana

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:34:14 GMT

On Monday afternoon, Tropical Storm Bret formed in the Atlantic and another system in the Gulf of Mexico seemed on the verge of tropical status, earning the designation Potential Tropical Cyclone Three. Potential Three on Monday afternoon also triggered a tropical storm watch for the western Louisiana and northeastern Texas coasts, from Intracoastal City, La., which is about 170 miles west of New Orleans, to High Island, Texas, which is east of Houston, near Galveston Bay.




A new program will help Mississippi administrators. Source: WDAM

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:01:30 GMT

The Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools located on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University announced the addition of CEO Mississippi to their program. CEO Mississippi will be accepting applications from Mississippi K-12 administrators for participation in an innovative principal academy which will take place during the 2017-2018 school year.




Convention center made over as contestants move in

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:43:48 GMT

For 51 weeks out of the year, the room serves as a storage space for the Vicksburg Convention Center, but for one week the clutter is replaced with glitz and glamour as the room is transformed into the dressing room for Miss Mississippi constants. "The dressing room that we use is a storeroom for the convention center," Miss Mississippi dressing room coordinator Michelle Cocarro said.